The most famous scene in the film A Clockwork Orange is the one in which Alex DeLarge goes through a brutal conditioning process to give him an aversion to violence. But aversion conditioning is not as simple as that, and the Garcia Effect shows why.
We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-traveling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it's fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favorite films.
It's common to say that the book is always better than the movie, but sometimes that isn't true. Occasionally, a movie will come along that transforms its source material into something greater than the original. But how often do authors feel that a film adaptation has truly trumped their own work?
There are some directors whose movies are instantly recognizable, and Stanley Kubrick is easily among them. One thing that makes Kubrick's movies so unusual is his heavy use of one-point perspective, to focus in on a single character or object, and often to create a sense that we are trapped within the scene rather…
Why was A Clockwork Orange such a controversial film when it originally came out? It's not just because of all the sex and violence — or even the combination of the two.
Comic artist Kevin Colden (DC's Strange Adventures, Act-I-Vate's Fishtown) recently posted an unused pitch for a graphic novel adaptation of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. Check out Alex and his droogs engaging in some ultraviolence, comic style.
Warren Ellis previously challenged artists to imagine a David Lynch-directed Spider-Man film. He's now asking members of his Whitechapel forum to depict Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of Tony Stark and his full metal jerkin.
In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem's Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre!
Marvellous Hairy author Mark A. Rayner is holding a Photoshop contest to create vintage advertisements for futures that don't exist yet. Here's a small sampling of these retrofuturistic print pieces from both the current and past contests.
Repo Men is a smorgasbord of absurdist futurism references, according to director Miguel Sapochnik. He showed us which science fiction classics he drew on, from Brazil to Clockwork Orange. But no, Repo! The Genetic Opera isn't on the list.
In a crowd of Trekkies, gamers, cosplayers, and people who think The Dark Knight deserves an Oscar, there's not much you can say to incur loss of dignity. "I'm a U2 fan" might work, though.
Nothing warms the hearts and soothes the soul at holiday time like a hot laser slicing through your pain receptors. That's why we put together this list of the top seven torture scenes from science fiction, including one that spawned one of the lamest action figures in the world. (We didn't include the Star Wars…
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Jason Shankel.
Title: A Clockwork Orange
Vitals: Sociopathic Beethoven fan is "cured" of violence by sociopathic…